The Impact of Sleep on Ulcerative Colitis

Clinical Trial Title

The Impact of Circadian Misalignment on Colonic Barrier Homeostasis in Ulcerative Colitis

Contact Information

Daynia Sanchez-Bass

Clinical Trial Protocol Description:

The purpose of this study is to investigate if circadian malalignment (unusual sleeping patterns), such as night shifts (sleeping during the day and being awake during the night time), worsens the inflammation of the gut.  

Participation lasts up to 6 weeks with 3 study visits.

During these visits, participants will be asked to complete a screening visit, a physical exam, a psychological evaluation, a food diary, 3 weeks of wrist actigraphy, and a 7 day in-lab sleep study in the Clinical Chronobiology Center (CCC).

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are an adult, 18 to 40 years of age, who has ulcerative colitis or are a health control (no GI diseases).

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via email, please include the title of the study in your message.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator

Garth Swanson, MD, MS

Contact Information

Daynia Sanchez-Bass


RUSH University Medical Center

1620 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612

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